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Product Designer, Consumer Products Group - 3915474

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Our client is seeking a Product Designer for a 3-4 month contract. The Product Designer will be responsible for developing and communicating design strategy and working with marketing, sales, toy team and licensees.  This is accomplished through the rendering of 2-D B-sheets, concept boards and on occasion working with licensees and internal resources to complete 3-D preliminary models that fully express all aspects of the product concepts.

The ideal candidate must have a strong graphic design background and be able to articulate concepts in 3D. In addition, they should be able to express their ideas quickly and clearly through sketches and 2D programs.  This requires a proficiency in both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, which are essential tools in Global Consumer Products Design.  The candidate must have a good understanding of color, textures and materials for the variety of products in the categories they are to manage.  Strong communication and presentation skills are required to articulate design concepts to management.

Responsibilities include:

• Initiate design vision and direction with licensees per management and strategic criteria.
• Execute 2-D renderings, presentations and on occasion 3-D preliminary models of complete product concepts that communicate creative strategy.
• Work with Manager and cross-functional team to create one sheets, inspiration decks, licensee on boarding decks, category specific asset collections & special projects.
• Effectively participate in the early development phase of the style guide production as it applies to hard lines categories.
• Analyze current and emerging fashion and consumer trends. Integrate into current design projects.

Skills:

• Product design/Toy design experience is preferred with an emphasis on graphics.
• Minimum of 3 years professional experience (internships included) in same or related industries: Fashion/Textile/Toy Industry, Consumer Goods, etc.
• Skilled in Graphic Design
• Proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop
• Power Point knowledge preferred but not required
• Must be very good with time management, prioritization and organizational skills
• Ability to work with cross-functional teams on multiple projects
• Strong communication skills to articulate all design ideas and concepts to internal and external teams.
• Licensing experience is preferred but not required.
• Strong knowledge of colors, materials and finishes preferred
• Strong communication and presentation skills required
• Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and changing environment

BS/BA in Design in addition to a minimum 3 years Professional Experience (includes internships) is required.

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